double visit to House of Lords

Having never been to the House of Lords, I have now been twice  – this week.  And, even more unusually, I have spoken at both of these evening events.

The first, hosted by the brilliantly eloquent Lord Digby Jones, was a private dinner for 30.  British Success in Challenging Times was the topic for debate but, and this is why I was asked to speak, the focus soon shifted onto the mission of finding a cure for breast cancer.

We all learnt that a major obstacle in finding a cure for breast cancer and understanding more about gene mutations such as BRCA has been the shortage of good quality tissue.  Instead of the scientists spending months trying to track down the right tissue samples for their research, Breast Cancer Campaign has set up and now funds revolutionary Tissue Banks.

The second event, last night, was a drinks party for 350 of Breast Cancer Campaign‘s supporters.  It was utterly humbling to meet so many of those who have committed time, energy and resource to support the inspiring research charity.

For those readers who haven’t witnessed first hand my BRCA gene mutation journey, my speech at both events is one which I hope will raise awareness and funds in equal measure.  I am passionate about changing the future for the next generation.  Please do feel free to contact me if you are interested in reading my speech, think you may want to support the cause or if you would simply like to know more about BRCA Daughters, a committee as dedicated as myself.


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